Learning from the Past

Mark Story, a sports writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, referred to 2020 as “…the year no time traveler will ever visit.”

It certainly has been a year filled with negative events, headlined by the COVID-19 pandemic and all the sickness, death and economic woes that it has brought with it. I just saw a cartoon that pictured 2020 as a huge dumpster fire raging out of control!

There have been many times in the past that would not have been pleasant to visit. However, history has its important lessons to teach. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The Bible says that we should take careful note of what has happened in the past. In 1 Corinthians 10, the apostle Paul says that we can learn from the mistakes that the nation of Israel made in the past. In v.11 he says, “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.”

Let us always be learning from the past so that we can have a better future.


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